|Week 14 (KC) - Average||21.0-33.0||235.7||1.3||1.7||41.3||0.3||19.2|
|Week 14 (KC) - Dave Richard||20-30||252||0||2||51||1||17|
|Week 14 (KC) - Jamey Eisenberg||22-32||222||2||1||38||0||21|
|Week 14 (KC) - Nathan Zegura||21-37||233||2||2||35||0||20|
|2013 Season - Average||308.3-462.0||3712.0||25.3||10.7||557.7||5.7||347|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||293-447||3660||26||12||454||6||339|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||321-464||3634||24||12||644||6||342|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||311-475||3842||26||8||575||5||360|
|Current Player Ranking: 18|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/08/2013||Robert Griffin III, QB WAS||Nick Foles, QB PHI|
|12/08/2013||Ladarius Green, TE SD|
Fred Jackson, RB BUF
Josh Brown, K NYG
Robert Griffin III, QB WAS
|Adam Vinatieri, K IND|
Jacob Tamme, TE DEN
Josh McCown, QB CHI
Bilal Powell, RB NYJ
|12/07/2013||Robert Griffin III, QB WAS|
Kirk Cousins, QB WAS
|Wes Welker, WR DEN|
Joe Flacco, QB BAL
Rank Among Leaders
|Coach evaluating whether or not RG3 starts Week 15 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/9/13) Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday his hesitation to name Robert Griffin III the starting quarterback for Week 15 at Altanta is because he's been sacked 24 times in the last five games.
Shanahan said he should have a decision on his starting quarterback by Wednesday and added his decision is being impacted by the mindset he has to make sure Griffin is healthy going into the offseason.
Shanahan said if he does decide to bench Griffin, then it will be for the rest of the season and Kirk Cousins will start the final three games.
|Robert Griffin III sits final quarter in blowout loss |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/8/13) Trailing 45-10, the Redskins sat starting quarterback Robert Griffin III to start the fourth quarter Week 14 against the Chiefs, replacing him with Kirk Cousins.
On a snowy day in Washington, Griffin was mostly ineffective, completing just 12 of 26 passes for 164 yards. He was repeatedly off target with his passes, generally overthrowing his receivers. It was the second time in four games that he completed less than half his passes and the second time in four games that he threw for less than 200 yards.
He did contribute a touchdown on a 7-yard pass to tight end Logan Paulsen in the second quarter, but even that pass was overthrown. Paulsen made a terrific play on the ball, fully extending one arm to tip it back to himself. Griffin also ran for 29 yards on four carries. He threw an interception in the first quarter.
Cousins wasn't particularly impressive in Griffin's place, completing less than half his passes for minimal yardage, which would suggest Griffin's job is safe, as he told The Washington Post after the game. But coach Mike Shanahan was less than definitive.
"We'll talk about all that later," he said. "I would say that about anybody at any position. We'll talk about that. We'll look at injuries. We'll look at where we're at and what direction we're going."
Griffin has a favorable matchup for a bounce-back performance Week 15 at Atlanta.
|Robert Griffin III could be in for long day |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/4/13) Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, who had a decent Fantasy performance Week 13 against the Giants thanks mostly to his season-high 88 rushing yards, has a much tougher test Week 14 against Kansas City. The Chiefs have struggled over their last three games, mostly because they were facing Peyton Manning and the Broncos in two of them, but they've still made life difficult for opposing quarterbacks this season, tying for fifth with 37 sacks and for ninth with 14 interceptions.
Griffin has faced mostly suspect defenses this season, but in one of his tougher matchups Week 12 against San Francisco, he threw for just 118 yards and ran for just 27.
Statistically, the Chiefs haven't been quite as effective against the pass as the 49ers, but they put consistent pressure on the quarterback and have a knack for forcing turnovers. As prone to mistakes as Griffin has been this season, he's at risk for ugly numbers.
Of course, with his rushing ability, he's more capable than most quarterbacks of salvaging a poor passing performance. None of Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Nathan Zegura rank him lower than 13th among quarterbacks this week, but I'd be inclined to start Philip Rivers or even Matt Ryan over him.
|Robert Griffin III runs for season-best 88 yards |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/2/13) Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ran a lot of read-option plays in the loss to the Giants, which resulted in Griffin posting season highs in carries (12) and rushing yards (88). He completed 24 of 32 throws for 207 yards and a touchdown, with no interceptions.
Griffin began the game on fire, hitting his first 12 throws. He was 16 of 17 for 149 yards at halftime, including a 19-yard touchdown to tight end Logan Paulsen. But the Redskins couldn't protect Griffin in the second half -- he was sacked five times -- and the offense stalled.
Griffin has accounted for one touchdown over the past two games. He gets the Chiefs in Week 14, his third straight home game.
|Robert Griffin III faces familiar foe's improved defense |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/28/13) Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has really struggled to get going in his sophomore season, so maybe the sight of one of his favorite foes from his brilliant rookie season can help him get going in Week 13.
The Giants simply couldn't contain Griffin in two contests last season, as he racked up 161 rushing yards and three total touchdowns, with just one turnover. He finished the two games against the Giants with 47 combined Fantasy points, including at least 19 in each.
Unfortunately, the Giants have been pretty stingy against the pass of late, allowing just one of their last five opponents' quarterbacks to top double digits in Fantasy points. They have really shored things up from the start of the season, when each of the first six opponents faced managed to top 20 points.
Griffin has really struggled this season, and this isn't the best matchup for him to get going. Even with his track record against the Giants, Fantasy owners should consider him more of a low-end starting option for Week 13.
|Robert Griffin III is starting to look better as the preseason goes on as he appears on track to be ready for Week 1 against the Eagles. He had surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in January and as a result is on a limited workout schedule through the month of August. He's not expected to participate in any preseason games but he's been practicing on a regular basis. There's no denying how awesome Griffin was last season, tallying 344 Fantasy points (seventh best among QBs) and averaging 22.9 Fantasy points per week. There is no indication the Redskins will alter their playbook and make RG3 a statuesque pocket passer, meaning it's very possible he remains as productive as he was in 2012. But he also could get hurt again, something Fantasy owners have to consider given what happened to him as a rookie. Your best bet is to consider him a solid No. 1 Fantasy quarterback worth a pick starting in Round 6. If you get him, aim to back him up with a capable passer a few rounds later. That's pretty much all the insurance you'll need to feel safe about owning Griffin in Fantasy play. (Updated 8/6/13) |